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want to? >> i could be on in the plane today, no problem. tell us about your characters. >> i play a detective. my character grew up in new york and los angeles. he is the son of a cinematographer. he was on the inside of the entertainment industry from a birth, enamored of it, and then eventually disillusioned by it, so he joined the police force. he has a unique perspective and a great sense of humor. i have a lot of great zingers at the end of the act. i get to tease my more straight- laced partner. >> it sounds like a great show. anything in this series is usually top quality. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> you can watch of the season premier uppof "law and order, ls angeles" tomorrow night right here on wbal at 10:00. kerrey from valley view farm's is here to answer your lawn and garden questions. what do you have here? >> this is a pansy. you can hang it over a pot. it will spread out. >> you are always coming up with new things. >> constantly. >> we have some questions. "what is the best way to get rid of poison ivy and poison oak?" >> i like a product from the c
to be hands free while talking on a cell phone. right now kathleen joins us on the phone using úne of those new handss ree devices. kathleen. >>reporter: that's right jennifer. right now i'm talking to you on the phone through the jupiter jack. plugs right into my cell phone and this little device here. numb goes through thh raaio system and sometimes the radio does leak through for now we'll turn it right down. they can cost from 10 to 100 dollars. the national safety the cell phone. heather was killed by a truck driver texting but the highway study hide the phone while driving. some say the real solution is a complete ban on cell phone usage while riving. >> if you aae driving taaking on a cell phone, the risk oo you being involved in a crash quadruple. that's whet you are hands free or holding the phone. >>reporter: so starting friday if you are caught with one of these up to your ear and holding it in your hand,!! hand, you are in a lot of ttouble and could end up costinggyouuabout 40 dollars in fines. live on 41st street fox 45 news at 5:30. >>> okay kathleen. how are theeroa
. pat colins is live on the scene for us. >> reporter: this is what u streetlooks like right now. it's shut down from ninth street allhe way to 14th street as police investigate this murder, this shting that happened here this afternoon. gun violence in broad daylight, in the middle of one of our city's most popular streets. one dead, one wounded a car overturned. suspects on the run. five blocks of u street closed wn as policenvestigate and look for clues. now this happened nearby the walker memorial baptist church as the funeral for ashley crea was coming to an end. hearow from police chief cathcatkathy lanier. >> there was a funeral in the 1300 block of u street that had just concluded. people were leaving from the funeral lining up for a processi procession. as that procession was lining up and about to leave the funeral area. there are some attende who walked down the street t get into their car, suspects approached the car and opened fire on the individuals in that car. >> with me now is brian weaver an anc commissioner. he was here having lunch when it all happened. brian, tel
and how hot it might have gotten after that. this morning it's about the rain for us. a warm sticky start but we have maryland's most powerful doppler radar and we have a flood watch across the area. no doubt about that with the heavy rain yesterday, one to three inches across the region, now frederick getting heavy rain but they are not alone. this line does weaken but it does break down through southeast virginia, that is just poised to pivot its way through. so we have wet weather for the morning commute to begin. there's that flood watch until 8:00 a.m. may get extended depending on how heavy this band of rain does hold once it swings through the beltway. plans for a wet commute, temperatures near 70. we break out sun and isolated storm this afternoon with our 2-degree guarantee high of 79. >>> lets check the roads with kim brown. >> we do not like the idea of a wet commute because we had such a bad one or difficult one yesterday. right now traffic looks pretty good, no problems on 795. that looks good the entire stretch between route 140 to the beltway. we are working one accident? m
for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> so for the focus is the western suburbs. frederick county, carroll county. let's look at hd doppler. you cannot see the worst of it in the orange and the red -- you can see the worst of it in the orange and the red. you will see some heavy rain for the next 15 or 20 minutes at least. and then it will push into pennsylvania. down towards annapolis, give yourself extra time again this morning. let's look at the forecast. i think it will clear up this afternoon. most of the rain will be this morning. high temperatures in the upper 70's. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah and see what is happening on the roads on this tuesday. >> a few accidents to watch for. they could be related to the rain. there is an accident at 32. watch for delays there. there are some other problem spots. jewish park lake drive, a vehicle fire. park lake drive, a vehicle fire. let's let it drive times. 11 minutes on the ad lib northeast side. eight minutes to tr
is live in timonium to ssow us drivers how we an -tay safe and stay leggl and good morning, joel. >> reporter: three ttings you really want tt do. wearing stuff like thhs out on want to staa legal. it's not a primmry offfnse but can be a $$0 fine the first time and $80 the second time. letts figure out how to stay legal. -e are hhre at castle ellctronics, it's been busyy3 around here, hasn't itt that goes n effect on october first, so has the traffic in our store. >> eporter: a lot of people don't like haviig these on them, are there any ootionn for them? >> ttere's a couple of different ú%we have a advisor mount and be tooth connects to your phone. you hit one utton to nswer or tt receive a call. youu voice whethee you have it %-a lot of women do not likeice. wearing a blue tooth device. my wife being one of them, she uses this.3 >> reporter:: ou have tuff >> middle of the line, jabber or plan electronics, they have got quality. they don't pick up a lot of ú% reporter:: what is that? ú% $60. >> reporter: so patrice, you got to keep this mind. foo the kids and anyone
treatment program. andy harris' extreme ideas will cost us. >>> in today's wjz-13 health watch report, there's a twist and a not so surprising study, one out of three americans depend on coffee to get through their work day. nurses and doctors and hotel workers are third. >> and the morning news anchor. >> maybe! >>> and be sure to check back in with wjz-13 at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00. >> there's a new drink that's popular and it's dangerous, should this drink be out lawed? join us for the story and all of the breaking news at 4:00. of the breaking news at 4:00. >> we haveve we got stuck with a 72% rate hike. but martin o'malley got tough on bge, forcing them to pay back $2 billion to consumers. and what's bob ehrlich been doing the past four years? he got paid $2.5 million at a lobbying firm, a firm representing special interests and casinos right here in maryland. that's bob ehrlich-- a 72% increase for us and $2.5 million from special interests for himself. nice work, bob. old gibbs canning company. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland creat
like to use. it's called a mosaic. it combines all of the radar. it's showing what's down to the south. we can't get out of the pattern. we think maybe by lunch, we'll have a few peeks of sun and 70 now and 79 at lunch. and this evening, skies will finally clear temperatures in the mid-70s. >>> what's wrong on the hurry up, here's sharon. >>> well, we're picking up a lot more problems now. first of all, we have an accident on the major roadway on 95 reported at 32 and another new accident near hairyson and a second accident at middle river. take hawthorn as the alternate and we have a car fire at druid park late drive and this -- well, in addition to that, we have the police activity and oakfield is closed between norfolk. that's because of a vacant dwelling collapse. you'll want to take wall cot as the alter not and there are your drive times and speeds. minor delays between 795 and 95. 51 miles per hour there and there's a live look outside at 95. that's just at 32 and no delays despite the accident and the rain. it's getting busier north of white marsh. remember, wjz-13 is always on
options. many say cheaper is not always better. >> it used to be that those looking to save would have to make the drive to baltimore or dulles. >> i love southwest because it flies out of bwi. >> the first thing and look at is price. for most of the time, i can fly southwest really cheap. >> with southwest acquiring air tran, the low-cost carrier is expected to move into reagan national. many travelers are excited because southwest does not charge for checked bags or snacks. >> there are a lot of advantages for choosing them over any other airline. >> many business travelers say , first-t's first-come serve unseating leaves travelers who schedule late wheezing in middle seats. >> i hope they get reserved seating. >> what business travelers like is they will easily be able to get to major cities like new york, boston, and atlanta. southwest hope to have the merger complete in the last -- the next nine to 24 months. >> turning now to stunning news coming out of london -- the man who owns the country that -- the company that makes the popular segway is dead. he was found in a river at th
ever. there have also been u.s. helicopters targeting militants in pakistan. three strikes this month. also a record. the news of the increased threat from pakistan and the stepped-up drone attacks, comes as "obama's wars" shakes up from the pentagon to kabul. bob woodward describing intense white house sessions last fall, pitting president obama against his military leadership. with the war in afghanistan getting worse by the day, the president wanted a number of options on the table, before deciding on a new strategy. but author, bob woodward, told diane sawyer, mr. obama was getting only one option from the military leaders. committing at least 40,000 troops. >> at one of the meetings, if i can quote him directly, he says, i'm pissed. and he is. they keep coming back about details. >> reporter: finally, the president grew so frustrated, he sat down and dictated a six-page document, defining the military mission. a mission he said required significantly fewer troops than the 40,000 minimum the military wanted. >> i have determined that it is in our vital national interest, to send a
said to be targeting a number of countries including the usa. and for it part, the u.s. has ramped up missile strikes over militant training grounds in pakistan. we have two reports on all of this tonight from our senior team, beginning right here with chief investigative correspondent brian ross. brian? >> reporter: diane, what's behind all this is what a senior u.s. and european officials tell us is a credible threat of a major coordinated series of attacks in britain, france and possibly the u.s. the official said no specific time or place was known, but that the plan -- involving commando like attacks against economic targets in europe -- had been detected after the capture this summer of a radicalized german muslim who reportedly had been training with teams of others in pakistan for the attacks. now a worldwide manhunt is underway. among those being sought are a group of other radicalized germans who have been training at terror camps in pakistan, producing videos in german to gain more recruits. german officials say some of the recruits actually came from the same mosque in ham
temporarily out on the plaza. good news for all these nice people who have joined us on this tuesday morning. we thank them. inside the studio, i'm matt lauer along with al roker. >>> she'll share the secrets of a healthy diet plan that may actually reduce your risk of colon cancer, that's coming up. >>> now stress can mess with your head, sometimes can it cloud your thinking, but other times it can actually give you the sharpness you need. and would you believe gender makes a difference. we're going to check out the latest research and give you some tips on improving your memory. >>> and as part of our education initiative, we're going to be teaming parents with our experts about handling your children's problems in school. what you can do differently from advocating for your child to understanding what guidance counselors can and can't do for your children. >>> you also have the headlines of the morning. >> i do, and in the news this morning, today emergency workers are keeping a close watch on a l levee in wisconsin. officials say it will be at least one more day until the record water le
look outside as we get you going on this tuesday morning. thank you so much for being up early with us here foe fox 5 morning news. it is a little wet out there. >> it sure is. we have some rain coming down pretty heavy in some areas. let's check in with tony perkins. >> we've got rainfall. some of the rain is heavy here and there. we are going to likely see rain continue during the course of the morning hours. we have a flash flood watch in effect until 8:00 this morning for most of the area because of that rain. lets astart with hd radar. we'll show hua is happening as we speak. now, not the entire area is seeing heavy rain. it is a band of rain moving from the south to the north. that is now coming through man as just to the west of reston, virginia, up into leesburg, near gaithersburg and this is pushing to the north-northeast. we'll keep our eyes on this through the course of the morning. one little anwr owe band of heavy rain but there are more rain showers off to the east in prince george's county, anne arundel county, places like that in the chesapeake bay. more run will be arr
to wait for this area of low pressure down over georgia to come up and over us and that process is going to take a few more hours. bottom line, rounds of rain still to come and the flash flood watch is up until 8:00 in the morning. we'll take you over to max. you'll be able to see. that how much rain are we talking and where? we thought we'd give you an idea because in the next 12 hours it looks like the heavy y rain will be along and east of i-95, around 1 to 2 inches of rain could still fall with lighter amounts off to our west and not out othe question a rumble of thunder and at times even on the severe side, some of the storms earlier today rotated a bit. we haven't seen anything like that tonight, but it's going to be a long night. you may need extra time for the morning rush hour, more details in a little while. >>> the other big story we are following tonight, the search for a rapist in montgomery county. police say he attacked a woman on the side of frederick road near high point drive in germantown. fox 5's wisdom martin joins us live with the details. >> reporter: investigators
airlines could be on the horizon. >> kim dacey joins us live from federal hill with more on what this will mean for the airport and baltimore. >> southwest is the largest air carrier in baltimore. one economist says the announcement will mean good things for baltimore and bwi southwest airlines is the largest carrier for bwi, running 140 flights out of baltimore. a merger between southwest and airtran will mean more flights and more passengers. passengers will spend more money on things like parking and a food. that translates into more money for the city and state. >> there could be benefits for hotels if baltimore is a more convenient destination. convention planners will choose hotels here. that is good news. >> there are still some unanswered questions about the deal. no decisions have been made about eliminating employees. there will likely be job losses on the corporate level. more jobs could come to baltimore. >> southwest gets bigger at bwi. there are more flights. more flights mean more people needed to book the flights, to help passengers, including screening them throu
two weeks ago. >>> nbc's white house correspondent savannah guthrie joins us. >> reporter: the voters that voted for the first time in 2008 for the president, a lot of them are young, we're going to see the president on the campus of the united states of wisconsin at madison. there will be 100 companion watch parties, really drawing a page from the '08 playbook. if democrats can turn out some of these voters, it might make a difference in some of these key races. they're really trying to generate enthusiasm. in an interview the president said it would be inexcusable for democrats to stay on the sidelines this election. rahm emanuel widely expected to run for mayor in chicago. looks like that will happen and we could get an announcement as early as friday. the issue of course is who would replace him, would it be an interim chief of staff or will the president go ahead and name a permanent replacement. so definitely something to watch this week. >>> today a senate panel holds a summit on safety after an explosion that killed sen people. >>> southwest is buying air transfer $1.4 billion
, and something new. our nbc news political director chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, here with us to start us off. >> good evening. we'll start with the number everybody asks about five weeks before the election and that is, this generic ballot question. who's up? who's down? what do you prefer. last month, it was a nine-point advantage for the republicans. now, the lead has shrunk to six. the mood of the electorate hadn't changed. they want change. they don't like the direction of the country and democrats are starting to engage african-americans and hispanics. as peter hart, our pollster put it, democrats can change the turnout but not the landscape. but what is the change voters want? listen to this, 75% say the result they'd like to see is reduced special interest influence. 70% want to elect political outsiders, even if they are inexperienced, whether we're talking about christine o'donnell from delaware or other folks like that. 54% hope the tea party enthusiasm in the republican party makes them a fiscally conservative party. 54% want to see the repeal of health care, but w
brother from guatemala two years ago and he spoke with us about the family's pain. >> i am very sad. my mother is so sad. i am angry, but i am very, very sad and the family is, too. >> reporter: oscar ole said his sister was heading to her boyfriend's house right where the car struck her. daniellela worked as a checker for three years at this nearby latino market. walking is how she gets around. >> she can't talk. she's in a coma. >> reporter: oscar describes her condition as grave and as she struggles to survive, the person responsible for hitting her is still on the run. neighbors living along this stretch of carroll avenue in silver spring describe an ongoing problem with speed. >> usually if get out, you got to wait for a whole line coming because they won't stop. >> i'm very concerned, especially with the school, too. i've seen the crossing guard almost get hit. >> reporter: new hampshire estates elementary school is the school right across the street from the accident scene. there is one crosswalk but no lights. as for the investigation, police recovered a passenger's side view mi
and down, driving up and down. >> merchants tell us they are extremely compassionate. they understand the reason for this closing, they're certainly not complaining about it. what they are concerned about is something that councilmember graham referenced earlier there. they're worried about their business, they're worried that people might not see this as a safe area. might not want come down here, that's the challenge police have to reassure people that this area is very safe. back to you. >> that's talking about near that landmark bin chilly bowl is in that same strip right there. yeah, this is a popular place that's been put on the map in the last few years. thanks, jackie. >>> a man is recovering tonight after falling more than 20 feet down a well in charles county. it happened at a pump station that feeds ito a sewage treatment plant in waldorf. craig melvin was there and with the crews that worked pull him out. he joins us now from the newsroom with the latest. greg? >> reporter: charles county has not ca given us the man's name, nor have they explained how he was doing routin
a sign that will remind people not to use cell phones behind the wheel. they hope to pass the vials as a primary offense meaning alone it could be cited. instead it is given as a secondary offense. you will have to be pulled over for something else as well. first time is $40 and then $100 every time thereafter. authorities say it will be extremely affective. >> it is amazing how creative police can get. i would not be comfortable thinking they can't get me because i am holding the cell phone. >> they are the ones unfortunately we will cite. >> reporter: they say it's time for a change although some say it is unnecessary. >> if you get caught you will not do it again. i think it's a good thing, i believe it needs to become a law every place. >> reporter: and the court may wave the penalty for a first time offender if he who are she has proved they have acquired -- if he or she has proved they have acquired a hands free device. >> multiple ones. >> thank you. a citation will not only result in a fine but a point on your license. if they get into a crash it is three points. >>> live ou
for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. happy tuesday. >> let's look at our forecast with tony perkins today. >> good morning to you and good morning, everybody. let's start with hd radar. we have been tracking some rain showers coming through the area. we have had a couple of areas of heavy rain. a little spot off to the south and east, just south of cambridge, maryland. meanwhile off to the north and west you see counties shaded in. those counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7:30 this morning. it is not in the washington area, but well out to the west and northwestern washington county, northeastern hardy county, hampshire county, western portions of morgan county under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7:30. for us, a couple of light showers here and there. let's go to the graphics and we'll show you the satellite radar for this morning. you see the classic comma shape, the low moving through west virginia and into western portions of pennsylvania, eastern portions of high, dragging a whole lot of precipitation with it, up the east coas
. this friday, in fact. chris gordon joins us with what this will mean for drivers. hi, chris. >> it means hands free cell phone use. driversre going to need an ear piece or to use the speaker phone. and they can't hold on to it, they have to put it down. this is called a secondary offense. which means if an officer stops you for speeding or neglect driving or a headlight out, they can also give you a fi if you're driving like this. >> it's not hard to imagine you're in heavy traffic when al of a sudden you look at the car next to u and the driver is talking or texting on a cell phone. >> many people on the cell phone. they're wiggling all overhe road. >> reporter: here's a new sign you'll see in maryland. no texting, no handheld cell phone use. starting friday, police will be cracking down. >> the first violation is a $40 fine. the second violation is a $100 fine with one point. if you're involved in a crash then the fines go up to $140 and there can be up to three points. >> the law applies not only to maryland motorists, but everybody using maryland roads. we spoke to some drivers at the i-95
is tracking how this system could impact us, bob? >>> we have seen the rain in the last 24 to 36 hours. it looks like another heavy bout of rain. that funnel system has stalled along the east coast. it is raining across florida and further south, we are watching a tropical system that can affect our region. there will be a tropical depression and where it is expected to go, we will let you know. >> it looks like it is making some strength before it makes not only one but two landfalls. one over south florida, one -- actually three, again in the carolinas. again, what we are looking at combined with the jetstream it will act as a funnel. ahead of the jetstream, the rain will pick up on thursday, a round of heavy rains and winds will pick up 30-to-40 miles per hour. a few inches of rain came from this storm system. it does leave quickly but it will leave its mark and we will have your full forecast coming up. >> remember, www.wjz.com is always on. >>> a health scare for former president jimmy carter. here is an update on his condition right now. >> reporter: the former president was on a
of that is even touching the ground. bigger picture, more rain offshore. that is headed away from us but we think another storm developing through the day tomorrow will come up out of the south and bring us rain tomorrow night into thursday. most of the day tomorrow, sunny and much cooler, up to the low 70s but tomorrow night again the the chance of rain comes back, we'll break down the next storm straight ahead. >>> the gang leader accused of ordering a teenager's murder because he was gay will spend the rest of his life behind bars. timothy rawlings was convicted in may for his lead role in murdering steven parrish because gang members believed he was gay. today the judge sentenced rawlings to two life sentences with a maximum of 20 years for the hate crime. rawlings is not eligible for parole. parrish's mother wanted the death penalty but says she was satisfied with today's sentencing. >> justice for him was my concern because he can't speak for himself. he's gone. and i have to make sure that they were held accountable. >> reporter: although the hate crime is by far the lesser charge in this
. >> they use this to intimidate immigrant workers and abuse them. >> i work with immigrants. there bric-a-brac to enrich our country, -- they are breaking their back to a richer country, often at minimum wage, and even less than that. >> the police should not be used as a tool for enforcing immigration laws. it is as simple as that. >> some do not have a problem with it. >> if it is a conflict that has been arrested for raping somebody or has done something horrible, it is of to the american people. >> since 2008, close to 6000 jurisdictions from 31 states have signed on to the program. today, santa clara on the west coast also opted out. arlington officials said that they will send myself a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out -- will send ice a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out. >>> democrats say they have a vote to display their commitment to economic recovery. five weeks from the midterm elections, republicans called the vote a political ploy. >>> president obama says that improving education is the key to keeping the economy afloat. today,
with us. we saw police stopped a young man in the street. these days, according to police, they had six officers to seven officers at the funeral. but it seems that these days it is becoming increasingly dangerous to just attend some of these funerals in the city. >>> we now know what sent former president jimmy carter to the hospital. he was on a flight from atlanta to cleveland. rescue crews got him off of an airplane and rushed into an area hospital. he is traveling to promote his new book and he is expected to resume his book tour this week. >>> we are still under a storm watch tonight. the raid took a break today. it will be coming back with a vengeance. >> we are getting a break now from this morning's rain. a whole lot more is just down the road. we have beautiful sky right now with patches of blue and no rain locally. we have had our fair share, ending this morning. what is all this talk about more heavy rain? we will show you what is happening. a new tropical depression just south of cuba looks like it will head north toward. ward.rth fo we're talking about a whole lot of rain,
no mention. he makes a new claim in his new ad calling his label "extreme." >> his extreme ideas will cost us. >> switching channels to the governor's race, martin o'malley returns to rockabilly. -- to rockville. a new radio ad includes barack obama. >> i know the governor has made the tough decisions to the education, say to come and job creation circuit reversed. stand with me, barack obama, in helping my friend and moving forward. >> some democrats have kept the president at a distance, but not of malley in response to a question today. >> i am grateful he has done this advertisement. i hope we see him in maryland. >> the president will make a stop in person for a malley next week. he is no doubt hoping he could inspire democratic voters to skip the primary. also coming this week, mayor michael bloomberg. reporting live, wbal-tv 11 news. >> ever since these advertisements have hit the airwaves, you can see all of the fact tracks on wbaltv.com and what could happen to the balance of power. click on "politics." >> the baltimore police department is mourning the loss of one of their officers.
and that is difficult to get to tonight. >> i see the roads behind us closed off. how long are they expecting that? is that u street to be close offed? >> u street's been closed for hours now and that is up past 13th straight -- street, i believe, to 14th street and they doing a lot of work here. we understand the major crash squad is on the scene doing some measurements and they taking photographs and it might be some time before u street is open. >> thank you. >>> and what is sealing today's conflict. we have more on the common link between the two groups, 21-year- old ashley mccray and roby chavez is live with more on this story. >> reporter: we're told several hundred people were inside the church and another hundred on the streets and there were police and community activists. they knew, the young woman knew two rival gangs but they didn't get along and today witnesses said that gun fire rang out. the funeral for ashley mccray went from sadness to chaos in moments. those knowing her feared the two rival groups attending would clash. >> she was loved by many and it's hard for everyone. >> repo
morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, thanks for joining us on this tuesday, september 28. it is 6:00, i am alison starling. lisa baden is standing by. we will see how the rain is affecting the commute. let's begin with meteorologist adam caskey. if it's going to be wet today. >> we will have some sunshine later on today. it's led to be raining again especially thursday, some very heavy rain. let's look at live triple doppler 7 ghadar. there are areas of scattered showers, not as heavy as earlier this morning. as the band stretching from northwestern montgomery county to the seneca area, down towards manassas, the yellow line that you see. that is pushing off to the east and northeast. calvert county is seeing a light rain. it is 72 right now at reagan national. low 80's this afternoon with sunshine and becoming less humid. we will start tomorrow with sunshine and end the day in clients. challahs wednesday night into thursday with a great weekend. >>> 66 eastbound is busy. and 20 minutes to your commute with the back up before you get to the exit for the plan
time ticket is $100 and then more thereafter. >> most people who use cell phones know how to drive. >> reporter: most believe it's time for a change. >> it should be banned. i have a habit of doing it myself. >> makeup, cell phones and unattended kids. >> reporter: so all week people have back lining up for hands held technology so they can be ticket free come friday. there's a sort of free pass. the first time you are pulled over if you can show an officer proof that you have purchased a hands free device, that citation will be a warning. weijia jiang reporting. >> i got to get with the program before friday. thank you. maryland will become the eighth state where drivers can't talk on a hand held cell phone. >>> we have a developing story. a health scare today for former president jimmy carter. he was a delta flight from hat to cleveland when he began complaining of stomach pain. he was rushed to the hospital where he is being examined. president obama spoke to former president carter a few moments ago. a white house spokesperson said president carter is feeling great. former pres
on contact us and be part of the wusa9 team. >>> a landmark in fauqier county burned to the ground. our kristin fisher brings us more. >> i don't know how much i liked it until it was burning. >> reporter: cattle manager lindsey easton says he's still in shock. the barn he ran is gone. the fire broke out around 8:00 monday night. massive flames could be seen from miles away. it took firefighters from five counties to finally get the fire under control. 24 hours later, the remains were still smoldering. >> it is really traumatic to see something like that, especially when you have animals inside it and it's pretty hard to look at. >> reporter: when the fire started, this barn was packed full of cattle, so this is where firefighters had to literally saw through the fence to get all of the cattle out. >> it's a miracle. we don't know how many died. we've gotten out over 200 head. >> reporter: at least eight cattle were killed in the fire and there could be more. fortunately, no people were inside when the fire started, but one firefighter was injured. >> transported to fauqier hospital wit
of the income generated in the u.s. that's up from 49.7% in 2007. and the poorest 20% earn only 3% of the country's income. the great divide is a college degree. the unemployment rate for college graduates is less than 5%. for those with just a high school diploma, it's more than 10%. and according to another study, the median income for a college grad-- nearly $56,000-- is more than double that of workers who finished only high school. >> low-skill labor is really in trouble in this economy. the demand for their services is shrinking like crazy. the traditional ways that they moved into the middle-class-- manufacturing, construction-- are dead in the water. >> reporter: and that income gap may only grow wider even as the economy recovers because the top end usually recovers faster than the bottom. katie? >> couric: anthony mason, thank you, anthony. and jobs are the big issue in the midterm elections. election day, by the way, is five weeks away, but early voting is already under way in seven states. with control of congress at stake, president obama hit the campaign trail today.
>>> we begin tonight with that flood watch. that rain has been pounding us off and on all day long. >>> right now the national weather service issued a flood watch for the entire d.c. area until 8:00 tomorrow morning and we have team coverage keeping an eye on the situation. topper shutt in the weather center live in montgomery county. >> let's get over to topper. the forecast, how much rain tonight? >> that's the heaviest activity we've seen later on tonight just in time for the morning commute. let's start with the watch area, hasn't changed been issued since 3:00 this afternoon, i think the threat diminished but a flash flood watch covers the entire metro area from essentially i-81 all the way to the bay. so overnight then we're looking at a flash flood watch and we're looking at looks like heaviest activity between 3:00 a.m. and about 7:00 a.m. so breezy and muggy. it's really muggy outside. rain and thunderstorms low temperature 65-70 winds increasing. a quick look at doppler radar shows light activity toward baltimore and north of annapolis but we'll come back and track that
around 4:00 this afternoon when the house that used to sit at the end of a group of homes collapsed. >> a team of firefighters picked to the ruins of the collapsed a row house, of brick by brick, hoping they would not find anyone trapped in the rubble. >> we had to manually pulled a lumber and bricks to make sure that there was no one there. >> several hours of searching revealed that no one was trapped inside the remains of the vacant home. people live and work nearby said the structure had been deteriorating for years. >> they should take these buildings down. once the water gets into them, it is just a matter of time before they fall down. >> windy weather may have played a role in the collapse. neighbors fear that it is only a matter of time before other abandoned warehouses crumble. >> they have sat empty for years. don't just let them sit there. eventually, the same thing will happen again. eventually, somebody is going to get hurt. >> a spokeswoman reacted to those concerns, telling us that the reality is that vacant housing is abundant. we do our best to maintain, monitor pr
. hopefully the court of appeals will agree with us. >> it sends a good message to the community and also to the gang members that he did not even have to be at the scene of the crime to get life without parole. this is a message that we need to send that any gang members who ordered the killing more violence can 18 -- can pay the price. >> they say it is the best outcome the could have hoped for in this situation. >> justice has been served today. >> he has five years left on an armed robbery sentence. once that one ends, this one will begin. wbal-tv 11 news. >> tonight, baltimore county police are investigating the murder of a man whose body was found around 11:00 p.m. last night on stone gate court. lowell melser is live with more on the case. >> baltimore county police really are not saying much on this case only that they have found the body of a hispanic male. they're calling this death "suspicious." after talking to neighbors, we are learning much more at least according to what they are saying. they feel the man may have been targeted by gangs. baltimore county detectives work the
>> and once again, we say good morning, washington. we are glad you're joining us. for the second straight morning, we're waking up with scattered rain showers. let's get straight to your traffic and weather. lisa is standing by with the latest on how all of this is affecting your commute. first, meteorologist adam caskey. what's the latest? >> a flash flood watch in effect until 8:00 a.m. and then big changes coming, this just in the next couple of hours. the flash flood watch is almost for the entire viewing area. it does include the metro area in parts of virginia and maryland. so let's go to the doppler 7 radar. the temperatures shown in yellow. notice the yellow and the red on the radar? the very heavy rainfall clipping fairfax county. it is going to cross over the potomac and into frederick county and then hagerstown as well momentarily this morning. otherwise, a few spotty, light showers going on the high temperature about 83, becoming less humid. we'll dry out and have a fair amount of sunshine. more rainfall later this week. >> while you were sleeping there was a crash on
are lawful and found that laken's motives are irrelevant, at least until sentencing. it is impossible for us to put on a defense without them. >> reporter: you have nothing left? >> we have been deprived of everything. what is left? >> reporter: the obama campaign did release a short form certification of live birth. it shows the president was born in honolulu, the state health director and registrar of vital statistics say state law prevents them from releasing the original birth certificate with the signatures. >> president clinton said he didn't have sex with that woman, monica la wince lieu wins key. what are they trying to hide? >> reporter: the military judge did delay the start of the trial for a month to give the defense more time to ask that court of appeals for help. >> if the appeals court goes against lieutenant colonel laken too, then what is he going to do? he's left with what they call the good soldier defense and what that basically draws on is 18 years of military service, his rank, the fact that he's served previously in bosnia and that he's deployed before to afghanistan
waking up to extreme weather, including us here in new york city. good morning, everyone. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> and we got soaked around here yesterday. good morning, everyone i'm harry smith. of course in the midwest there's still a lot of cleanup and a lot of water piled up all over the place there. and the big story, then turns out to be in southern california. california, a record-breaking heat wave making l.a. feel more like death valley. in downtown los angeles yesterday, thermometers topped out at 113 degrees, an all-time high. more than 30,000 customers lost power. and the l.a. department of water and power says it recorded its highest-ever demand for electricity. "early" show national correspondent hattie kauffman reports. >> reporter: talk about scorching. los angeles topped out at 113 degrees, the hottest day in l.a. history. it edged out the previous record set in 1990 by one degree. >> i'm going to melt. >> quite frankly, you can feel your skin searing in the heat of it. >> reporter: normally cool air blows in offshore but a high pressure system tra
. >> reporter: after searching through and using thermal imaging they found in evidence anyone was inside or hurt. the building inspectors are still trying to determine the cause of the collapse. >> not a wash out around the area but definitely a lot more rain than we are used to. some parts of the area even had tornado warnings. the big question, how much longer will it stay around? wyatt is here with the look at the forecast. >> reporter: much needed rain and we were happy to see it to a point. the problem is we had more than we needed in many areas prompting flash flood warnings. now a watch that will go through tomorrow morning. let's break it down. first show you that again most of central maryland. basically from frederick down to southern maryland under a flood watch and the counties along the bay on the western shore facing a coastal flood advisory. the most powerful radar. we are tracking more rain in out of 9 south but the heaviest on the eastern shore where there is not a flood watch and that will be pushing up into new jersey. the five sweep mode on the radar just not a lot i
to try and determine if someone is in beneath that debris. >> reporter: firefighters use a high-tech thermal imaging camera that detects heat and would zero in on someone buried beneath rubble. after an exhaust iive process it appears there was no one beneath the rubble. >> when i saw it yesterday it was perfectly okay. >> reporter: so once again, no one injured. the city housing department is investigating the cause of the collapse, which is unknown at this time. back to you. >> reporter: thank you, chi. >>> people living in an unopened home next -- unoccupied house next to. >>> recovering from a horrible crash on route 50. was over the westbound 50 near king's st. clair road where two box cars collided. two men were rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries. the man suffered serious injuries. the roads were slick prior to the crash. >>> should you be able to video tape a police officer during a traffic stop? it was a question brought to the maryland courts this year by a motorcyclist wearing a helmet cam. kelly mcpherson has reaction from the motorcyclist. >> repor
because the guy who was pulled over used his video camera to record the stop. that brushed up against the law. abc2 news linda so tells us what happened. >> reporter: it started as a simple traffic stop. when the 24-year-old motorcyclist was pulled over for speeding by a state trooper in an unmarked car. anthony graber first thought he was being robbed and started to videotape the state trooper. then posted it on youtube. that prompted state police to charge him with three felony wiretapping counts. the state's attorney planned to take him to trial but a circuit court judge dropped the charges essentially dismissing the case. graber's attorney says the ruling means recording police on the job is not a crime in maryland. >> this seemingly minor traffic encounter has turned into something that raises very important questions about what it means to live in a democracy. >> reporter: the state's attorney has the option to appeal. meanwhile, a spokesman for the state police says if a trooper encounters a video camera in the future they will allow the recording to continue. in the studio, li
the afghanistan war. diane sawyer goes head to head with the author. >>> plus -- caught on tape, young u.s. soldiers make shocking admissions of atrocities, abuse and general lawlessness inside their combat unit in afghanistan. we bring you the video in a n investigation. >>> and top shelf -- you voted online to find the country's best local chef and tonight we can finally unveil the winner of our people's "plate list." . >>> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin tonight with politics and the story of what went on behind closed doors at the white house as president obama and his advisers looked for a resolution to the war in afghanistan. what was ultimately presented to the public was, according to "the washington post," bob woodward, a patchwork compromise that required more than a little aggressive arm-twisting by the president himself. tonight, diane sawyer has the exclusive interview with bob woodward. >> reporter: the book is filled with big personalities and big debates. there's vice president joe biden showing up unannounced early one morning as the president comes down the s
games, and slot machines. it is already drawing enthusiastic customers. >> people have to pass us to get to the delaware casinos, leaving baltimore in the southern part of the state. it is great for this day. we will cut them off before they get there. it is a much shorter drive. >> the casino is expected to gross $160 million in the and the first full year of operation. a merger between the two largest discount airlines could be on the horizon. southwest plans to purchase airtrans and to drop their luggage fees. >> southwest runs 140 flights per day out of baltimore. a merger would mean more flights and more passengers. the increase passengers would spend more money on things like parking and food. that translates into more money for the airport, the city and the state. >> it is good for the convention industry in our hotels. if baltimore is a more convenient destination because more flights are coming here, it is more likely that convention planners will choose baltimore. >> there are still unanswered questions about the deal. a southwest spokesperson said no decisions have been made a
us no readings. >>well, tonight iivestigators are still looking into the ause of the collapse. at the correr of druid hill avenue and awns streets. >> when it comes to news in your neighborhood. see it, shooo it, send it. website foxbaltimore.com and click on the see it, shoot it, send it icon. you can send pictures directly from your cell phone to pics@foxbalttmore.com. >> well todaa's gray skies brought tornado warnings to the aree. >> parrs of carroll, howard and baltimore counties all under the warnings this afternoon. nothing came offthem. thank goodness. a day of gray skies and rain. -ut ptential for flooding thisú evening. vytts reid with the latestt vytas.st. >> heavy rainfall is coming down. potential of gettiig anywhere from one too3 inches possible. in some areas, maybe more rain causing localized flooding.ú -ssued a atch through baltimore, maryland city, to indianapolis, and dc. northern virginia. with the potential for heavy rainfall that. occurred today. inch or so already fallen. some places getting as much as 2 inches on the eastern shore. but at thisstiie
, like using umbrellas while on the sidewalk, to stepping into a fountain with their clothes on. >> it's hotter than hell out here. >> i thought it was fall, guess not. >> do you agree, the national weather service says the prolonged period of heat is caused by a ridge of high pressure that is keeping the pacific ocean's normal cool temperatures at a distance. is that right? thank you. i did my homework. >>> a small brush fire broke out. they quickly put it out. >> a pause from the meteorologist. >>> a virginia beach teen says he was attacked by a shark, has 51 stitches to prove it. 19-year-old caleb kuchak was surfing with friends, something brushed up against them. they were next to their boards an felt something in the water. right up next to him. >> look at the teeth imprints. i thought it would never happen. when we first got there it did not even cross my mind. that we were potentially in danger. >> with help from buddies caleb got back on the beach. rescuers believe he was attacked by a shark. he's anyneys and ankles -- his knees and ankles are bandaged up. he says he'll be back
using t. tonight a woman didn't want to talk about selling t either. >> it's just a few feet from the main gates of university of maryland. when we arrived, a flyer advertising a new product called k-2, a synthetic marijuana that sells for somewhere from 30 to $45 a gram. we went inside to talk about its popularity. this is what happened next? >> i will destroy you. i told you to get out. >> reporter: and we are out. ma'am, i wouldn't do that. ma'am. the cera was fine and so were we. no student would speak specifically on camera about using -2. some didn't see a problem with it being sold so close to campus. >> if it's legal, then i don't see a problem with it. it should be like smoking cigarettes. >> it's probably as bad as smoking cigarettes, to be honest. >> not so, says the national capitol poison control center. >> we educate teens about liquor, at least. when you put a store like that, there is nobody telling them what k-2 is. >> clancy says k-2 has gotten dozens of control about the effects of k-2. the callers are agitated, paranoid, some have even had seizures. part othe p
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